Michigan Climate Action Council Plan

Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC)
Posted on: 5/17/2019 - Updated on: 5/17/2019

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Michigan is in a period of extraordinary transition and faces unprecedented challenges. Among the most compelling of these challenges is the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to address climate change and its impact on our health, our natural resources and our way of life.

There are two integrated parts to Michigan’s Climate Action Strategy. The first is based on state-based advocacy for strong national and international action on climate change. A framework describing the key elements of a national climate policy is summarized in Part One below.

The second part requires integration of national climate action policies and efforts with those that the Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC) recommends for implementation in Michigan to achieve significant reductions in GHG emissions. This represents a call to action by State government, business, and the general public to confront the issue of climate change. It contains actions that we can take now within our state to simultaneously address climate change while transitioning our economy by, promoting new technology development, improving energy efficiency, conserving natural resources, and developing clean and renewable energy sources. These two policy trajectories are essential, coequal and intertwined.


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